The 2014 Disklok RGB Championship arrived at a sunny Anglesey much to everyone’s satisfaction for rounds 9 & 10 using the coastal circuit layout. The circuit is set in the most idyllic location of any in the country and the actual configuration is most peoples favourite to drive thanks to its mix of corners and elevations.
The grid was again well supported with 27 entrants signed on for what was a meeting of great attrition last time out two years ago.
Cutmore again headed qualifying with a narrow margin to Boulton, Mittell, Rogers, Spicer had stepped up his game to head the front engine class mid pack. Champion Higginson had a terrible session with major mechanical failure on lap 3 leaving him starting 8th & 11th.
For race 1, the field all got off the grid safely with the lead hotly contested for the opening laps with Cutmore, Boulton and Mittell vying for authority. As the race developed, Higginson had moved his way up to 5th behind Rogers and in sued into a race long battle. In class F, the racing was hard fought between Spicer, Bell and F class leader Walker amongst some of the class R’s of Moore and Rawles. Bell was hot on Spicer’s tail towards the end but as the lead beckoned, Bell span into the pit wall on the last corner of the last lap promoting Walker and Watson to 3rd. It was Spicer’s first ever class win so congratulations to him on a great drive under huge pressure. Meanwhile in class R, Cutmore continued his good form and ran away with the race win leaving Boulton and Mittell to battle it out for the podium positions with Boulton prevailing. Noticeable improvements where seen in Greenway, Moore and Mortimer’s performances along with newcomer Hewitt.
Race 2 on Sunday was again a warm affair however unfortunately for Bell Saturday’s damage was to server to make the race. Everyone again left the grid in tidy fashion but the opening lap wasn’t kind to all with Gaunt having a spin at Peel along with Boulton leaving the track here temporarily.
The major mover was Higginson from 11th to 6th, clearly keen to get on terms with the leaders of Cutmore, Mittell and Rogers. In the mid field, the class F battle was between the MNR cars of Watson and Greenway swapping places throughout the race with Spicer keeping pace until a spin on lap 5 putting him towards the back of the field. Walker in his Pheonix couldn’t quite keep the pace of the MNR’s after his long absence but still finished 3rd. In the class R race, Mittell had retired due to mechanical failure on lap 5 after being passed sometime earlier by the charging Higginson for 2nd place.
Horlor in his new GT3 had found some more pace and pursued Rogers in 3rd with Hewitt behind until the recovering Boulton took 4th spot from him with Cutmore again out front on his own. Higginson couldn’t make an impression on John’s early lead to finish no doubt a satisfying 2nd with a solid 3rd for Rogers. In the front engines, Watson held on for his 2nd win of the season with Greenway proving his new GM3 car design will be a winner one day runner up with Walker another podium in 3rd.
Fastest lap went to Cutmore and also the championship lead again from Higginson proving this season to be much tighter than last and all to play for with 4 races to go.
All in all a fantastic weekend had by most with great racing and camaraderie so more of the same at Silverstone please.